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In response to a growing set of pollution threats and to mark today’s 47th anniversary of the Clean Water Act, Environment America Research and Policy Center and the Clean Water for All coalition have launched a new website -- “Voices for Clean Water” -- that features photos and testimonials from a wide array of individuals from across America. They included business owners, faith leaders, public health experts and people who love to swim, hike, kayak or just drink clean water.
Having recently joined the clean energy team at Environment America, I’ve been reflecting on this transition. It’s always motivating to hear others tell the stories of why they chose the work they do, and my aim here is to offer the same inspiration, and offer a positive take on why we should all be excited about a clean energy future.
"Logging in this ancient forest would not only have a ruinous impact on biodiversity and wildlife habitats but would also greatly diminish its role in mitigating climate change. [S]ome places are simply too important to destroy."
Today, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) released its long-awaited proposal to update to the federal Lead and Copper Rule. As proposed, EPA’s long-awaited update to the Lead and Copper Rule falls far short of the decisive action needed to “get the lead out” of our drinking water. And in a few critical provisions, the proposed rule could even take us backwards.
New report profiles six case studies of early electric bus adopters across the nation. By understanding common pitfalls and best practices, cities, agencies and school districts can ensure a smoother roll-out of electric buses, helping reduce climate pollution and protect public health.
Bruce Speight, 1974-2019
Along with his family and friends, as well as other environmental and public interest advocates, the Environment America community is mourning the passing of State Directorour colleagueour Washington state director Bruce Speight, who died on September 20. A remembrance of Bruce’s life and work.A remembrance of Bruce’s life and work.A remembrance of Bruce’s life and work.